Hearing Aids

Understanding Hearing Aids

When we hear some new term firstly we should be familiar with that term or word. Like hearing aid as we know hearing aid is an electronic device which is used for deaf people or people who use to face difficulty in hearing properly as they can wear it behind the ear or in the ear. Hearing aids are a small machine that helps deaf people to hear louder and clearer. When people have had trouble hearing, hearing aid improve your hearing by amplifying soft sounds. It won’t make you hearing perfect but they make sound clear. This has basically four components: microphone, amplifier, a speaker, and batteries. This instrument lets people hear properly no matter what the environment; noisy or less noisy. The wearer needs to make some adjustments in the hearing devices according to his/her requirement.The latest technology has also helped in coming up hearing aids which do not require any manual adjustments. There has been an improvement in features along with the increase in technology.

This has basically four components: microphone, amplifier, a speaker, and batteries. This instrument lets people hear properly no matter what the environment; noisy or less noisy. The wearer needs to make some adjustments in the hearing devices according to his/her requirement.The latest technology has also helped in coming up hearing aids which do not require any manual adjustments. There has been an improvement in features along with the increase in technology.

 

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How hearing aids work

A hearing aid is basically used in improving hearing and speech-language of people who are suffering from hearing loss that results from damage to small sensory cell inside the ear is known as hair cell. As we know that hearing problem can occur at any age and to anyone there is no particular age or something for this disorder. Hearing loss can be caused by aging, genetics, injury from noise or certain medicines. Work of hearing aid depends on the electronics used. By the way, there are two types of electronic used in hearing aid for deaf people are as follows: analog and digital.

The analog device is used to convert sound waves into electronic signals which are amplified in a manner whereas digital aid is used to convert the sound signal into numerical codes, same as a binary code of a system, before amplifying them properly. In another word you can say hearing aid receives sounds through the microphone which is used to convert the sounds waves in the electrical signals and then send them directly to the amplifier. The amplifier is defined as the element which is used to increase the power of the signals and then it used to send them to the ear through the speaker.

Hearing aids can’t restore normal hearing. They can improve your hearing by amplifying soft sounds,
helping you hear sounds that you’ve had trouble hearing.

Hearing Aids Work

Hearing aids use the same basic parts to carry sounds from the environment into your ear and make them louder. Most hearing aids are digital, and all are powered with a hearing aid battery.Small microphones collect sounds from

Hearing Aid Styles

A wide range of technology and a host of features are available in each hearing aid style. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style

Types of Hearing Aids

Today everyone has a choice of almost invisible, midget, comfortable, and high precise hearing aids. There are tonnes of hearing aid types and options available to choose from. It is important to understand that with the right hearing aid, your life could be transformed. With the wrong one, your hearing could get worse. Not every style of hearing aids is suitable for everyone. There are different types of hearing aid are available in our market. Some name of hearing aid devices are as follows:

Invisible-in-the canal

This adjustable-fitted design is inserted farther into the ear canal than other designs that’s why its a completely invisible when you used it as you can say. IIC hearing aid is specially designed to remove regular to promote good ear health.

In- the-canal

This hearing aid is also very useful as it is custom-made to fit completely inside the ear canal with the smaller fragment of hearing aid showing in the outer ear. For delicate to mildly severe hearing loss.

Completely-in-the-canal

This type of hearing aid is custom-made to fit completely inside the ear canal. Only the tip part of a small plastic “handle” visible outside the canal, which is mainly used for insert and remove the instrument.

Behind-the-ear

This technology is housed in a casing that rests behind the ear..This type is available in several different sizes such as a larger size for power, a traditional size, and a miniature size.

In-the-ear

This instrument is also custom-made to fit within the outer fragment of the ear. This style of hearing aids is often fit with domes, but can also accommodate custom earmolds. Appropriate for all degrees of hearing loss

Receiver-in-canal

Almost visible when you wear. This is the only design in which speaker and-and the receiver is located inside the ear canal. This hearing aid device provide the comfortable and open fit.

Hearing aid Technology

The cost oh a hearing aid basically depends on the technology and features. Technology has invented the many hearing machines that support you in anywhere. Hearing aids have ear molds or earpieces to direct the flow of sound into the ear and improve the quality of sound. Whereas, while selecting the right hearing aids factors such as;  severity and type of hearing loss, technology, features, listening requirements and lifestyle are specially taken care of. Lets have look some of the hearing aid technology features:

Start a conversation in a noisy environment is very difficult for hearing loss people. So Directional microphone system design to provide clear sound quality, Each microphone provides information to the hearing aid processor, which analyzes the sound in the environment. It improves coming sound from the front of the wearer and reduces the sound coming from other direction.In many hearing

In many hearing aids, this is done by pressing a button or control on a remote. It also helps to increase the sensitivity of the rear microphone, so you do not miss sound behind you. And remember that it helps to reduce noisy environment, not eliminate noise.

Impulse noise reduction improves your listening comfort. It is designed to soften the sound such as slamming doors, keyboard typing sound, dropped an item, dishes rattling and many sounds.

Digital noise reduction system design to determine the unwanted noise. Talking with someone in noisy background make hearing loss people uncomfortable so it helps to determine unwanted sound, reduce the level of noise and increase your listening comfort

 

Talking on the phone with hearing impairment can be difficult and hearing aid will help in many ways. There are land-line and cell phones that are compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Before buying a hearing aid check its compatibility with the phone. Hearing loss people listen either placing receiver near the microphones of the hearing aid or by utilizing the electromagnetic induction coil contained in many hearing aids.

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity and hearing aid technology help you to easily connect with phone, T.V., tablets and much more. It uses streaming device to receive sound from the Bluetooth device and send sound to the hearing aids. A Bluetooth connection is also less likely to experience interference, which can occur with an FM system. It has also a capability to reduce noisy sound and improve the hearing sound.

Many hearing aids can be operated by remote control. With help of remote, you can change the programs, manage your volume without touch the hearing aid. Some remote controls can also act as a Bluetooth streaming device.

 

If you are an active lifestyle so it is important to make your internal device safe from dirt, water, sun and more. Water-resistant hearing aids designed are to withstand low moisture levels while maintaining optimal performance.

Considerations before buying a suitable hearing aid

● Severity of the hearing loss
● Skill to handle, change, use hearing aid
● Patient’s financial budget
● Skin delicacy/sensitivity

● Medical clearance
● Types of Hearing Aids
● Reasonable expectations (Understand the fact that the hearing aid cannot fully restore normal hearing skills)

At Hearing Solutions, we have noticed and experienced that the right hearing aid can have an exceedingly positive impact on a person’s life. The key is to determine what hearing aid would work for you. We’re here to help you with the options and to make recommendations based on your desired needs.